Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 5:00p -
300 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
Business, Food, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Meetup, Social Good, Tech, University
Fall is almost upon us, bringing shorter days, crisp autumn nights, apple cider doughnuts, and New England fall foliage. What better way to kick off the fall season than by reconnecting with old friends, meeting new ones, and sharing how we can create a world where science has no borders?
Join us for an evening of networking at MassBio and hear from an expert panel about global innovation at the intersection of academia and industry in the developing world. The presenters for the evening will highlight the international diversity of our own life sciences ecosystem and discuss how we can contribute to advancing innovation around the world.
The event is free, but pre-registration is required! Event sign-in begins at 5:00 PM. Light food and refreshments will be provided.
Isabel Dominguez, PhD - Assistant Professor in Medicine, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Director, Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS) at Boston University (BU)
Dr. Dominguez is the co-chair of the Faculty Development and Diversity Committee in the Department of Medicine at BU. She also directs the internship and site visit programs for BU’s BEST that help trainees gain tangible skills for their future career. Additionally, she directs the STaRS program, for students of traditionally underrepresented groups in science and medicine.
Edward Melia, Co-Founder and General Partner at New World Asset Partners, LLC
Mr. Melia has more than 20 years’ experience spanning global business management, management consulting, entrepreneurship, venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. He has focused on disruptive technologies with specific sector proficiency in life sciences, new energy, digital media and information technology.
Nam Pham, MS - Assistant Secretary for Business Development and International Trade
Mr. Nam Pham previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID), the first Vietnamese American community development corporation in the US founded by Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in 1994. In 2010, he coauthored Lending Tool Kits for the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank. Since 1994 until 2000, he served as Commissioner of Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants and Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment.
Melissa P. Wu, PhD - Senior Vice President of Operations at Seeding Labs
Dr. Wu oversees operations for Seeding Labs, including managing the team administering the Instrumental Access program. She has served as a mentor through the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School and as a copy editor for the Journal of Emerging Investigators. Further, through her previous work at American Journal Experts, she aided scientists in communicating their scientific results for publication.